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This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for: Attorneys, Title and abstract professionals, Paralegals, Lenders


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Seminar Summary:

This course will teach you the fundamentals of real estate title from examination to litigation. (see full course description)


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Title Law From Start to Finish

Confidently Work Through Common Problems  

Do you understand the intricacies of real estate closings but feel left out of the loop when title becomes involved in the transaction? Are you able to resolve common title problems and utilize title insurance to your client's full advantage? Don't just rely on other professionals' due diligence; learn to use insurance and other cures to protect against title defects found with comprehensive title searches. This course will teach you the fundamentals of real estate title from examination to litigation. Register today!

  • Conduct thorough and accurate title searches by utilizing court decrees, mortgage foreclosures and probate documents.
  • Read and interpret land surveys, legal descriptions and plats in order to identify potential problems.
  • Take the necessary steps to cure defects in the title so you can keep the transaction flowing.
  • Avoid ethical dilemmas such as conflicts of interest during real estate transactions.
  • Confidentiality draft closing letters that protect the buyer from title insurance claims.
  • Work with the title insurance company on special issues, including additional coverage and special endorsements.
  • Learn how to effectively file and defend title insurance claims.

Title Search and Examination Fundamentals
9:00 - 9:45, William K. Wooten
  • An Overview of Tenancy
  • Forms, Practice Pointers and Procedures
  • Probate Court and Heirs
  • Short Sale Transactions
  • Open Mortgages, Trust Deeds, Judgments and Other Liens
  • CC&R's, Utility Easements, Other Easements and General Servitudes
  • Property Taxes and Other Public or Private Assessments

How to Read Surveys, Descriptions and Plats
9:45 - 10:45, Orlando Lucero

  • Types of Surveys
  • Survey Elements and Symbols
  • Common Boundary Conflicts
  • Physical Encumbrances and Encroachments
  • Prescriptive Easements and Adverse Possession Evidence
  • Building Setbacks/Restrictions
  • Mineral, Oil and Gas Rights
  • How to Avoid Pitfalls

Best Practices for Curing Title Problems
11:00 - 12:00, Alexia Constantaras

  • Litigation Solutions
  • Non-Litigation Solutions
  • Boundary Line Adjustments
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Declaratory Judgment
  • Quitclaim Deed
  • Party Wall and Other Party Agreements
  • Monetary Settlement and Escrow Agreements

1:00 - 2:00, Charlotte H. Hetherington

  • Duties of Competence and Diligence
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Disclosure of Defects in Property
  • Liability in Title Examination for Attorneys and Examiners
  • Attorneys' Fees

The Title Insurance Commitment and Closing Letters
2:00 - 2:45, Orlando Lucero

  • Owner's Title Policy
  • Mortgagees and Lender's Title Policy
  • Schedule A, B-1 and B-2
  • Gap Coverage
  • Opinion Letters

Proper Usage of Endorsements and Exceptions
3:00 - 3:45, Charlotte H. Hetherington

  • When to Use Endorsements
  • Standard ALTA Endorsements
  • Commercial ALTA Endorsements
  • State Rules for Filing Endorsements
  • Exceptions
    • Standard Exceptions
    • Special Exceptions
    • Affirmative Coverage

Overview of Title Insurance Claims and Litigation
3:45 - 4:30, Alexia Constantaras

  • How to Submit a Claim
  • Ways to Deny a Claim
  • Steps to Follow When Trying the Lawsuit
  • Current Development in Title Insurance Litigation

Seminar Summary:

This course will teach you the fundamentals of real estate title from examination to litigation. (see full course description) seminars and training is a member of the Seminar News Network and Training News Network Copyright 2008-2014.

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